Author Archive for: ‘Allen Meek’

Through Amateur Eyes: Film and Photography in Nazi Germany

Frances Guerin, Through Amateur Eyes: Film and Photography in Nazi Germany Minneapolis: University of Minnesota¬†Press, 2012 ISBN: 9 780 816670 079 US$27.95 (pb) 342 pp (Review copy supplied by University of Minnesota Press) In her previous two books Frances Guerin looked at the German cinema of the 1920s and, with co-editor Roger Hallas, the role of visual culture in bearing …

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Benjamin, the televisual and the “fascistic subject”

Uploaded 15 September 1998 The 1936 Berlin Olympics, as well as providing the sets for Leni Riefenstahl’s masterpiece of Nazi propaganda¬†Olympia, served as the site of the first “live” television broadcast. Among the crowds attending this global sports event, that simultaneously appeared on screens in several reception halls in Berlin, was the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, who had only the …

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